During the video on Tuesday, Andrew finds out that the 2020 Pro Swim Series had been officially cancelled, and also briefly discussed the Olympic situation. The five-time Short Course World Champion talked about how both Canada and Australia had declared they wouldn’t send athletes to the Games if they were to go on in 2020, and that the IOC had put a four-week timetable on making a decision if the Olympics would be postponed.
Since the video was shot, the Olympics have been officially postponed by the IOC to 2021, which Andrew acknowledged via text in the video. Andrew revealed his thoughts on the Olympic postponement in an Instagram post.
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Andrew and his family reside in Encinitas, California, making the move from Lawrence, Kansas back in 2018.
Just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Andrew had a standout showing at the Des Moines Pro Series in early March. The 2018 Pan Pac champion in the 50 free produced lifetime bests in the 200 IM (1:56.83), 100 fly (51.33) and 100 breast (59.14), ranking him fourth, sixth and ninth in the world this season, respectively.